The day of students dropping out of high school and finding a living wage job at the local mill are, for the most part, long-gone. In today’s competitive, high tech environment, so, too, are those of the university graduate brandishing a liberal arts degree and finding high-paying employment. So are there job opportunities out there? Yes! But today’s students need to be prepared. Career and Technical courses provide that preparation in many ways.
Career Explore NW: https://www.careerexplorenw.org/
Spokane County Targeted Careers: http://wdcspokane.com/targeted-industries
Quick Career Facts & Stats
CTE National Facts and Stats: https://www.careertech.org/fact-sheets
How much education do I need for a good job?
Explore careers at Career Bridge, Washington’s one-stop source for career planning: http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/
21st Century Skills & CTE
Career & Technical Education (CTE) incorporates curriculum and instruction designed to enable students to apply core academic skills to meaningful and relevant situations that they will find in the real world; to attain 21st century thinking, leadership and employability skills; and to gain technical skills related to particular pathways.
21st Century Skills Video: https://youtu.be/N5rrh712uLc
Career Clusters: https://www.careertech.org/career-clusters
There are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing more than 79 Career Pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career.
Earn College Credit
Earn college credit through high school CTE courses. See the current “articulation” agreements with the Community Colleges of Spokane for a list of CTE courses that offer college credit.
High School Articulation Agreements with the Community Colleges of Spokane. https://ccs.spokane.edu/About-Us/Public-Disclosures/Right-to-Know